Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Express yourself

this weeks express yourself question is...

What are the last two movies you saw?

Well the first of the last two movies that I watched was unconditional. 
I am a sucker for movie's that are based on true stories and this one is a real heart breaker in places. 
So the PLOT:

Samantha Crawford lives a dream life. She is happily married on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she's told and illustrated since childhood have become published books.
When her husband Billy is tragically killed, Sam loses her faith and will to live. A death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend. As Sam watches "Papa" Joe care for and love the kids in his under-resourced neighbourhood, she begins to realize that the love of God is always reaching out to her.

My thoughts: 
I really enjoyed this film, even though I wasn't sure how good it would be due to the number of bad reviews. Although I try never to judge by the reviews when it comes to Christian films as there are a lot of people that will simply put the film down, purely and simply because they are Christian which is really sad to see. At any rate. I enjoyed it. I thought it was a heart touching story, with a good message and I developed a bond with the characters pretty quickly. Especially Papa Joe and the adorable little girl who's name I can't quite remember right now. Really need a new memory. I also loved the innocents that is seen throughout the movie and thought there were some amazing quotes as well. Especially the little tale of the little fire bird. Which I just discovered can be brought as an actual book. So I will definitely be getting that for my son. I enjoyed this film so much that I actually plan on getting it on DVD. So I think it is really worth a watch if you are going to do so seriously and not just judge it right off the bat, because it is Christian. 

The second film of my last two watched is Hachi a dog's tale. 

This is another based on a true story one and here's the PLOT: 

In Bedridge, Professor Parker Wilson finds an abandoned dog at the train station and takes it home with the intention of returning the animal to its owner. He finds that the dog is an Akita and names it Hachiko. However, nobody claims the dog so his family decides to keep Hachi. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A schoolboy reports on his hero: Hachiko, his grandfather's dog. In a flashback, a puppy at a Japanese monastery is crated and sent to the US. The crate's tag tears, and when the puppy pushes his way out of the crate at the train station of a small Rhode Island town, Parker Wilson, a professor of music in nearby Providence, takes the dog home for the night. His wife isn't happy about it, but after failing to find the owner, she lets the dog stay. A Japanese friend reads the dog's tag - "Hachiko" or "Eight," a lucky number. Parker can't teach the dog to fetch, but the friend explains that the dog will forge a different kind of loyalty. Tragedy tests that loyalty. Written by <>

My thoughts: 
I love dogs and this film was just amazing. Definitely a DVD I shall own one day. This film is based on a real life story that took place in Japan I believe. The story goes that a man would walk with his dog to the train station everyday ready for his commute to work and then on returning the dog would be there to greet him. But when one day the owner dies and doesn't return the dog continues for 9 years (I believe) to repeat the pattern, ever hopeful that one day his now gone owner will return. This dog so touched local peoples hearts that there is now a statue in the spot where he used to wait. 
The film brings out all kinds of emotions and was just a very heart touching story that I would recommend to everyone an absolute must see. 
So that's mine, what were the last two films you watched. 
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love and hugs Joss xx 


  1. It's been so long since I watched a film, I can't even remember. I actually try to avoid films that make me cry.

  2. I haven't watched a film in ages. Bought "Lincoln" but, um, it's still in the drawer. Both of your reviews intrigued. But I don't know if I could handle the one about the dog -- so sad.

  3. I haven't seen these, but then, I'm don't have much time for movies usually - which is too bad. I love them.